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Play a vital role in the rapidly changing world of health care information

The curricula in the HIM Department is under constant evaluation and evolution to best prepare students to enter the field, and it is now time for the name of the program to reflect industry changes; to align with that mission, the undergraduate program in Health Information Management has shifted its name to Health Informatics. Read more here.

Stand at the intersection of medicine, business management and information technology. You’ll see a bright career in a high-demand field if you enroll in Pitt’s BS in Health Informatics program. 

In the classroom, faculty mentors guide you as you learn about health care data science. You will acquire skills to maintain data integrity and security to ensure providers and patients have access to accurate information. You’ll become skilled in data analytics and technology and grow as a future health care professional.

We offer our students a clinical rotation, providing you with opportunities to interact with HI experts and other health care professionals. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the AHIMA Registration Examination to become credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), one of the top health IT certifications in the U.S. You will also be prepared to take the exam to become a Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA®)

This fast-growing field offers employment in hospitals and physician practices as well as in consulting firms, health information technology companies, government agencies and a variety of other settings.

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Bold Moves SHRS: “Every day we can improve someone’s life in health care. That is why I do what I do.” Alumnus Edward Banos (BS '87) has taken his career to new heights with a 30-year journey in health information management – a field that is constantly reinventing itself thanks to innovative minds like Banos. Read more here.